What are the responsibilities of a condominium corporation where second-hand smoke is emanating from one unit to another? Are there additional responsibilities where the complaining owner is allergic to cigarette smoke?…more
In a recent post, we blogged about an owner who had engaged in inappropriate and abusive behaviour.
In another recently-reported case, Wentworth Condo Corp. No. 34 v. Brendan Taylor and Samantha Jones, we see another…more
On January 16, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released proposed amendments to enhance the disclosure of boards’ gender diversity…more
There’s more to buying a condominium than finding the right unit in the right location. Many first-time condo purchasers do not really understand what condo living entails and how this may affect their lifestyle…more
- Establish policies and procedures for collection of KYC information, meaningful KYP and suitability assessment – provide adequate training to ensure understanding by representatives.
The Ontario Human Rights Code provides protections and rights to persons with disabilities. Where a condominium resident provides sufficient evidence that he or she suffers from a disability attracting the protection of the…more
As my colleague Monique Ashamalla pointed out over at our sister blog, IP Advocate, the Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a judgment of particular note to content owners: the court awarded $10,000,000 in statutory…more
The Sun Sentinel (in Florida) recently reported that a new condominium project being developed in the Fort Lauderdale area (Aqua Vita Las Olas) will ban smoking in the condominium units. This condominium is a proposed luxury…more
In December, Heenan Blaikie published “Achieving Balance, Ontario’s New Long-Term Energy Plan: A Plan with Potential Sparks for the Future”, an overview of the Long-Term Energy Plan (“LTEP”) for Ontario’s energy generation and…more
In a recent case, Peel Condominium Corporation No. 98 v. Pereira, a condominium corporation made a court application pursuant to section 117 of the Condominium Act (the “Act”) seeking an order that a unit owner be required to…more
Claude Robinson’s long legal march is over. On December 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous decision in Cinar Corporation v. Robinson (2013 SCC 73)…more
Bottom line: The consumer protection regulator in Quebec, the “Office de la protection du consommateur” (the “Office”) is proposing modifications to the province’s consumer protection laws. Interested parties have until Friday,…more
The Supreme Court recently decided this issue in Waterman v. IBM, 2013 SCC 70, finding that pension benefits received during the notice period (notice of termination in civil law) were not deductible from damages paid to an…more
Industry Canada released its final regulations to Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) on December 4, 2013.
Bottom line: Canada’s new anti-spam law will take effect on July 1, 2014, and it includes significant penalties…more
On December 4, 2013, Bill No. 39, the Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans Act (the “Act”) was assented to. The Act will come into force as of January 1, 2014. It should be noted however that the time limit applicable to the…more
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